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Hardcore gamers tend to buy video games no matter how the economy is. Video games have continued to be robust despite the economic downturn over the last year as people look for ways to spend on entertainment that offer more value.

Certainly one of the biggest games to be released this year will be Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 . The game is widely expected by analyst to be a huge money maker for Activision. Some analysts predict that the game will make up a significant portion of Activision's profits for Q4 2009.

The game officially went on sale at 12 am this morning and many locations reported small lines of hardcore gamers waiting at the doors of stores to get their hands on the game. About 10,000 GameStop and Best Buy locations around the world opened at midnight to sell the game.

One GameStop location at Union Square in New York City had a line of about 80 mostly young people lined up about two hours before the store opened.

One person waiting in the line said, "This is the only game I'm probably going to do this for." The young woman planned to play the game all night online against a friend.

An employee at the Union Square GameStop said, "Gamers are enthusiastic about picking this stuff up at midnight."

Sales of the game are expected to top 11 to 13 million units by the end of 2009. One San Francisco Best Buy store had about ten people lined up at 10pm Monday night to buy the game. One man waiting in the line said, "I'm going to be up all night playing it, until I crash."

Modern Warfare 2 has a long way to go to beat the top game from last year -- GTA IV. The game sold 3.6 million units on its first day and 6 million in its first week totaling more than $500 million in sales.

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RE: Get over it.
By Larrymon2000 on 11/10/2009 10:27:58 PM , Rating: 2
It's not the idea that there's abandonment or disregard. Now that's taking it to the extreme. Look at the actual consequence of this: people will choose not to buy this game (what do you think they were going to do? Of course many pc gamers aren't going to buy it. You even having to say it will make you sound idiotic). The over-reaching consequence is that this is another step on the slippery slope to the death of PC gaming.

People will not buy the PC version. I.W. will chalk it up to piracy or lack of interest in the PC market. They will excuse themselves from releasing a PC version of COD4. They will assist in creating a new mentality that moves all gaming to consoles, where profit margins are bigger because of more sales and less development cost. PC gaming will be dead.

You may not think it's a big deal, but that's because you lack peripheral vision. Make some room for love? Take some of your own medicine, please.

RE: Get over it.
By Unfixedyouth on 11/11/2009 11:31:59 AM , Rating: 2
"They will excuse themselves from releasing a PC version of COD4." ???

- I thought there was already a PC version of COD4?

"They will assist in creating a new mentality that moves all gaming to consoles"

- If them not supporting dedicated servers is assistance, it was only the rope given to all of the people that signed that petition.

"slippery slope"

- I like that one :D

"PC gaming will be dead?" - A little extreme eh?

- You're really off your rocker - World of Warcraft is going to keep PC gaming around -

Now if you're talking about FPS - They are dying a little i'm sure -

"Make some room for love? Take some of your own medicine, please." ???

---- Why thank you very much for taking something rhetorical, and making it your very own just to snub someone. Original. Hats off to your with you exceptional fichus peripheral vision.

"It's not the idea that there's abandonment or disregard."

- You are very wrong. Did the developers not "disregard" the people that aren't happy about this? Why yes. Yes they did.

The truth is.

I agree with a lot of the things people are saying about this.

I guess I got away from my point. If I didn’t have the Xbox version - I would be upset about the PC issue too. But - I decided to not buy the PC version anyway. It would have been a lot cheaper for me. I bought a new 360 last week just to play MW2.
I had an Xbox 360 before - But got rid of it because I sell all of my stuff to pay for gas - HAHA - Feel free to rip on me about that if you want - I can explain later.

Oh yeah!
Again my point.

Get over it - Stop posting on articles that aren't covering the PC debate -

Can I call you Larry the Jamaican? It's Red stripe mon!!!

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